NMCG receives "Special Jury Award" at 2022 FICCI Water Awards.

  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has been felicitated with the Special Jury Award at the 9th edition of FICCI Water Awards.
  • NMCG has been awarded for its effort in reviving River Ganga and to bring about a paradigm shift in water management.
  • The 9th edition of FICCI Water Awards were organised at the FICCI’s 7th India Industry Water Conclave, held virtually on March 02 and 03, 2022.

Rajasthan govt announces "Camel Protection and Development Policy".

  • Rajasthan, State Government has announced Camel Conservation and Development Policy in its budget 2022-23.
  • According to government figures, less than two lakh camels are left in Rajasthan and the number of camels across the country has decreased by 1.5 lakh since 2012.
  • There were about 2.5 lakh camels left when they were last counted in 2019.
  • Camel is the state animal of Rajasthan and their numbers are continuously decreasing.
  • The Rajasthan government had declared the camel as the state animal in 2014.
  • About 85 percent of the country's camels are found in Rajasthan, followed by Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Hero MotoCorp Announces New EV Brand "Vida".

  • Hero MotoCorp has unveiled a new brand Vida, for its emerging mobility solutions and upcoming electric vehicles. (Vida means life)
  • Vida brand has been unveiled by Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO of Hero MotoCorp, on March 3, 2022 in Dubai.
  • He also announced a $100 million Global Sustainability Fund that will help the company to nurture more than 10,000 entrepreneurs on ESG solutions.
  • The first electric vehicle under the Vida brand will be officially unveiled on July 1, 2022, to coincide with the birth anniversary of Dr. Brijmohan Lall, Chairman Emeritus of Hero MotoCorp.

Jet Airways appoints Sanjiv Kapoor as CEO.

  • Sanjiv Kapoor has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jet Airways, with effect from April 4, 2022.
  • The Jalan Kalrock Consortium is the new promoter of Jet Airways.
  • Prior to this, Kapoor was the president of Oberoi Hotels and has also worked as chief operating officer at SpiceJet and chief strategy and commercial officer at Vistara.

Axis Bank commits USD 150 million loan to healthcare sector via SAMRIDH facility.

  • Axis Bank has signed an MoU with IPE Global for strengthening India’s healthcare infrastructure by providing affordable finance of up to USD 150 million (about Rs 1,140 crore) through SAMRIDH.
  • SAMRIDH Healthcare Blended Finance Facility is an initiative of the Government of India wherein a pool of fund is used to improve the health infrastructure, strengthen the skills of healthcare providers in India.
  • SAMRIDH is supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D).
  • SAMRIDH stands for Sustainable Access to Markets and Resources for Innovative Delivery of Healthcare (SAMRIDH).

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